Sunday 16th September 2018 mikehill4jesus “The Devil and His Followers will tell you it is OK to do evil”
Who are these Followers of the Devil
The person who is as described by Jesus in John 14:24. ‘Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’ For they have nothing to do with the Lord Jesus Christ. They will tell you differently because they are ignorant or a liar and deceiver.
The Wheat, John 14:23, and the Weeds, John 14:24, in what is called Christianity
The Lord spoke clearly about the fate of False Christians
Matthew 13:24-30 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
The parable of the weeds
24 Jesus told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed ears, then the weeds also appeared.
27 ‘The owner’s servants came to him and said, “Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?”
28 ‘“An enemy did this,” he replied.
‘The servants asked him, “Do you want us to go and pull them up?”
29 ‘“No,” he answered, “because while you are pulling up the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: first collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.”’
A Disciples power to overcome Satan comes not from himself, but from the Holy Spirit of God
James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (NIV)
In the New Testament the Angel Michael leads God’s armies against Satan’s forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan. In the Epistle of Jude Michael is specifically referred to as an “archangel”. Christian sanctuaries to Michael appeared in the 4th century, when he was first seen as a healing angel, and then over time as a protector and the leader of the army of God against the forces of evil.
Without those true Disciples of the Lord Jesus, John 14:23, you or your Christian Organisation will not win the Spiritual battle you face.
If you are not able to prove that you are living in union with Jesus, then you are not saved from the Devil
True Discipleship is living in Union with Jesus!
Much of the Christianity that I have experienced does not show this Union with Jesus at all.
True Discipleship is an exciting and fulfilling experience. A consciousness, where personal communication or exchange between a divine God in three persons and a created human being is the secret of the whole of it.
John 14:23 Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. (NIV bible)
Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. (NIV bible)
When you study the Holy Bible over a period of time you will see with great clarity that it describes those who are right with the Lord Jesus Christ, as having a living relationship with Him, His Father, the Holy Spirit, and each other.
Jesus is Head of the Church.
There is only one head of the Church and He is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Eph 1:22-23; Eph 4:15-16; Col 1:18.
Jesus desires union.
It was, and still is, His desire for all His Disciples to be united with Himself, His Father God, and the Holy Spirit who counsels and teaches them. It is these Disciples, world wide, who make up the true Church of Christ.
For union with Jesus to exist, He must be in you.
Eph 3:17; Col 1:27.
And you must be in Him.
2 Cor 12:2; 1 John 5:20.
To be united with Jesus is to also be united with God.
John 14:23; John 17:21; 1 John 2:24.
For union with Jesus is of God.
1 Cor 1:30.
How is this Union Maintained?
You must have faith in Him alone.
Gal 2:20; Eph 3:17.
You must continue to abide with Him.
His word must abide in you.
John 15:7; 1 John 2:24; 2 John 9.
You must feed on Him.
1 John 3:24.
You must obey Him.
1 John 3:24.
The Holy Spirit witnesses to your union.
1 John 3:24.
The gift of the Holy Spirit is an evidence of your union.
1 John 4:13.
Have union with Jesus:
1 Cor 2:16; Phil 2:5.
1 Cor 6:17.
Song of Songs 2:16; Song of Songs 7:10.
Phil3:10; 2 Tim 2:12.
In His death.
Rom 6:3-8; Gal 2:20.
They have assurance of their union.
They enjoy union in the Lord’s Supper.
1 Cor 10:16:17.
They are identified with Christ by their union.
Matt 25:40-45; Acts 9:4 with Acts 8:1.
They are complete through their union.
They are exhorted to maintain their union.
John 15:4; Acts 11:23; Col 2:7.
Union is necessary to growth in grace.
Eph 4:15-16; Col 2:19.
Union is necessary to fruitfulness.
The Beneficial Results of this Union with Jesus.
2 Cor 5:21; Phil 3:9.
Freedom from condemnation.
Being created anew.
2 Cor 5:17.
The spirit alive to righteousness.
Confidence at His coming.
1 John 2:28.
Answers to prayer.
They who have it ought to walk as He walked.
1 John 2:6.
Their union is indissoluble.
False teachers do not have this union.
Those who do not have it will be punished.
Union with Jesus is illustrated by.
Vine and Branches.
John 15:1, 5.
Foundation and Building.
1 Cor 3:10-11; Eph 2:20-21; 1 Pet 2:4-6.
Body and Members.
1 Cor 12:12, 27; Eph 5:30.
Husband and Wife.
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I have been taught by my Lord Jesus since 1948 and used by Him since 1977. There are Links below that give you more teaching and testimony about this. Please study what I share and feel free to ask me any positive questions you may have about what I have taught.
May the Perfect Lord Jesus bless your learning through the Power of God’s Holy Spirit.
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Living with God and Defeating the Devil 1948 to 2018
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Additional Helpful Learning
- A) The Doctrine of Right Discipleswho love and obey Jesus
A terrific film about John’s Gospel – The Story of Jesus’ life here on Earth
A terrific film about the Acts of the Apostles – When they started to go out and spread the Good News of Jesus and what He did.